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Cellers Ripoll Sans

Cal Batllet Torroja Ronçavall Vi de la Vila Priorat Carignan 2015

100 % Cariñena from a very small vinyard Roncavall in Torroja.
Only 279 Bottles in 2015!
Tasted in april 2016 from barrel … now from bottle

Delicious wine from my friend Marc Ripoll, lovely perfumed nose with ripe black berries fruits, plum, cherries, authum forest, vanilla, spices, full bodied on the palate with elegant and delicate ripe fruit flavors, fresh notes, delicious fine tannin structure, warm mouthfeel, round, fine toasted cedar, Llicorella minerality, like this! 96 DSP
— 3 days ago

Dick, Peter and 14 others liked this

Irene Alemany

Pas Curtei Penedès 2015

This was a powerful, well-structured cuvée with an intense core of dark fruit: blackberry, cassis, black cherry, and some tart cranberry. This one continued to develop days after opening, with the final glass being the most satisfying. Unopened, it could have continued ageing in the bottle for another 6-7 years! 50% Merlot, 30% Carinyena, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. 8/7/22. — 3 months ago

Compta Gottes

Priorat Red Blend

Compta Gottes, Maius viticultors, priorat doq 2019

Nice priorat showing a great fruit and some other oaky notes. No formal notes.
— 18 days ago

Anthony, Ron and 2 others liked this

Raventos i Blanc

De la Finca Conca del Riu Anoia Barcelona Macabeo-Xarel-lo-Parellada

500 hundred years of history- and I see why. Lovely fresh. Dry. Very pleasant. Well done. Perfect midday sipper — 17 days ago

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David and LM liked this

Cellers Joan d'Anguera

Finca L'Argata Darmos Montsant Red Blend 2016

Limpid, aromatic, fine. Has natural leanings but they work well here. Cranberry, tart cherry, wet leaves, crushed flowers, Earl Grey, forest, cinnamon, saline, salumi rind, red apple skin. Found it’s stride at the table with rabbit paella and summer garden veg — 9 days ago

Ira, Charles and 1 other liked this

Eric Solomon

COSTER DELS OLIVERS PRIORAT Cariñena Blend 2018

ESF
9.1

Eric Solomon - for the most part - has a really good nose for Spanish wines: this is no different. Entry level Priorat with beautiful minerality & kirsch aromas mingled with white pepper & licorice. Really mouthfilling and suave on palate, generous w/just enough rigidity in tannins to provide approachable structure balanced nicely w/acidity. Lingering finish bellies $20 price point. — 20 days ago

Andrew, Tom and 6 others liked this

Recaredo

Corpinnat Terrers Brut Nature Macabeo-Xarel-lo-Parellada 2015

So this is rather lovely. Close your eyes and it’s champagne but honestly, who cares? It’s Corpinnat and it’s fantastic. Pale shimmering gold in the glass with medium effervescence and nice small bubbles. Quite a bit of apple notes on initially on the nose. Almond slivers and beautiful citrus fruit. There’s a reoccurring note of vanilla to go with the brioche aromas.

As a newcomer to Corpinnat, I really wasn’t sure what to expect but this really is just that good. Such an interesting blend consisting of 58/32/10 Xarel-lo/Macabeo/Monastrell. Disgorged in February of 2021 after 60 months of aging with no dosage. The acidity is lively but not quite bracing, especially by day 2. It certainly drinks as if it were more mature than it is, delightful in all aspects.

The palate is fresh, engaging, and generous. It opens itself up to you immediately. Here citrus takes center stage with lemons and a bit of apricot. Red cherries wave hello with some warm spice. The finish is long and lusty and leaves you wanting more. This is so fun.
— 24 days ago

Eric, Andrew and 5 others liked this
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Cellers de Scala Dei

Cartoixa Priorat Red Blend 2017

There are sinful, delicious things that we rarely make time for (in our health conscious, earth conscious, super productive busy lives) like T-Bone steaks and 15% ABV Priorat. And while restraint and abstinence are good practices 95% of the year, at least 5% indulgence is necessary for good living, and the final days of a birthday week are fine times for gluttony.

The appropriately named “stairway to heaven/the gods” opens with intense, hypnotic aromas of anise/licorice, garrigue, wet slate, camp fire, beef blood, incense, mushroom, cedar, red currant, black currant; black cherry, strawberry jam, spiced red plum, and more slate (who says 15% abv wines don’t express terroir?!?!? )

My only complaint is that the palate isn’t nearly as captivating, deep and varied as the nose. Don’t get me wrong, it’s got a lot going on, it just lacks the mid palate weight and length I was hoping for after such a promising first impression.
— 17 days ago

Vanessa, Andrew and 4 others liked this

Família Pérez i Ovejero

Martinet Bru Priorat Garnatxa Syrah 2017

Good wine but prefer Embruix which offers more depth. — 7 days ago

Dick, "Odedi" and 2 others liked this

Naveran

Brut Vintage Cava Blend

Insane value here. Yeasty goodness and orchard fruit. — 13 days ago

Daniel, Peter and 9 others liked this